Calicchio B-Flat Trumpet

Description (Brief)
Made by Dominic Calicchio in Los Angeles, California around 1954 to 1956. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #1520, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet is engraved:

D. CALICCHIO [/] LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

Dominic Calicchio (1901-1979) was born in Italy and emigrated to the United States in the 1920s. Calicchio learned his trade at the Rudy Muck brass factory in New York and around 1927, moved to California to make trumpets. During his career, Calicchio made almost two thousand trumpets.

In 1973, a documentary The Last Trumpet Maker, featuring the career of Dominic Calicchio, was made by K. H. Dempwolf, S. Marc Tapper, and Donald C. Fergus.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1954-1956
maker
Calicchio, Dominic
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 48.5 cm x 11.9 cm; x 19 1/8 in x 4 11/16 in
trumpet: 4 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 19 1/16 in; 12.065 cm x 14.605 cm x 48.41875 cm
mouthpiece: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.89 cm x 2.69875 cm
mute larger diameter: 4 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 9.8425 cm
muter smaller diameter: 6 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1986.0798.01
catalog number
1986.0798.01
accession number
1986.0798
serial number
1520
Credit Line
Gift of Bruce Douglas
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Trumpets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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